this episode we hear from twenty-five-year-old Amelia des Moulins, a
French dressmaker and immigrant living in New York City. Amelia came to
the U.S. in 1899. Amelia talks about life in Paris before coming to the
U.S., the fashion industry in Paris and New York, and her hard work to
be a success in a new country. Her story was collected as part of an
anthology published in 1906, titled, The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans. The anthology was edited by Hamilton Holt, editor and publisher of the liberal weekly The Independent and later president of Rollins College.